Monday, June 08, 2009

Court sides with Obama Administration & turns down DADT review

As news comes that now even conservatives overwhelmingly support repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the Supreme Court refuses to take a case challenging the constitutionality of the ban. This may actually be a good move, although it's a tad early to tell.

The court was siding with the Obama Administration, which "had urged the justices not to hear the appeal against the policy, even though Obama is on record as opposing it."

The Washington Post reports that Servicemembers Legal Defense Network supports this move. SLDN allegedly is arguing that a separate case now pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is a better test of DADT. That case concerns former Air Force Maj. Margaret Witt.

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